The Prayer Shawl Ministry (PSM) at BBPC, known as The Compassion-Knits, meets twelve months out of the year on the last Wednesday of the month. The meetings are held at 7:00 pm. In addition to the members who attend the monthly meetings, the PSM has some active members who contribute by knitting or crocheting shawls and lap robes at home and then dropping them off to be blessed at a meeting. The PSM has been meeting at BBPC since May of 2006.
Shawls may be designated for specific recipients before they are begun, or they may be undesignated and become part of the inventory that the PSM keeps for shawl requests. Shawls and lap robes are lovingly stitched for church members, friends of church members, church staff members, children, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, caregivers and ASP families. They may be presented as shawls of compassion and comfort for a wide range of situations that include illness, chronic disease, accident, surgery, grief, concern, isolation, separation, incarceration/detention, and military deployment. Shawls may also be given in celebration of a new birth, a special birthday or anniversary, a close friendship, ordination/installation, reconciliation, gratitude, a graduation, or a wedding.
The shawls provided by the PSM are never sold. The ministry does gratefully accept free will donations, when offered, to help off-set the cost of supplies, which are otherwise provided by the group’s members.
If you would like to be a part of the Prayer Shawl Ministry contact Marion at
email@example.com or at 732-469-0981 or the church office 732-356-3575 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can join: The group is open to anyone, women and men alike, wishing to participate in the ministry by creating prayer shawls with intention to lovingly give away. All skill levels are welcome. Training provided.
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